CLOONEY CAT MISSING 4 YEARS, Owners never stop searching 💔

Male Cat Cream With Black Points (Age: Adult)
Missing from Hemblington, near Norwich, Norfolk , NR13 area, East Anglia on Thursday, 13th June 2013

Has Clooney been found and kept? This is Theft by Finding. If you have a cat looking like Clooney, please get him scanned and check his microchip registration, you may have someone else’s life in your hands!


FOUR YEARS LOST TO US 💔 Where are you Clooney?

13th June 2013. Not a day to ever forget – it’s indelibly graffitied in all its gut-wrenching panic on every cell of my being. Time has passed, but the torment persists… 💔 I still see the echo of that beautiful, proud face on my bed and ache…

How I ache. 💔

We strongly suspect he was driven away in a courier van that arrived and lingered in the drive that morning but where did he go from there? Why wasn’t such a big, noticeable seal point Siamese seen if he got out?

Did he get out..?

So why are our lost and stolen not coming home despite their microchip?

Sadly, I can tell you why…. 😔 I’ve spent the last four years uncovering issue after issue that makes the route home for our pets nigh on impossible once it is clear they are not being surrendered as found. And I’m determined to fight for as long as it takes to challenge the system. System? The reality is that there is no adequate animal welfare system. No cohesion, no cooperation, no collaboration and no care. It is far too easy for pets to be absorbed into another home and given another identity, whether there are good intentions behind the adoption or something more disingenuous. Why do we take these wonderfully loyal and bonded companions to our hearts and then allow it to be far easier to steal and conceal our furry family than pretty much anything that has monetary value but none of the deep emotional attachment? 😥 Why are there no statistics available for cat theft or even a need to record the calls that we make to the police? Today in the papers there is a long overdue exposure of the shocking statistics for dog theft, including the fact that your chances of getting them back home is just one in five. Just take that in…. one in five microchipped dogs make it back to all they love, know and rely on…. 😔 It is too awful but nothing is done to prevent it, contain this crime or ameliorate their happy reunification. And are cats any less precious or worthy? Do we weep less at their loss? There is a dismissal, a denial and a disinterest in the authorities who should be providing a safety net. Why are pets treated as chattels in law when losing them robs us of so much more than an inanimate object? Why are vets allowed to treat living creatures with no voice or rights without first, at the very least, establishing who the animal is that they are administering drugs to and whether the person authorising the treatment has the authority through ownership to do so? The long term lost will remain lost until scanning becomes law and routine. We are sold microchips and yes, if you are one of the lucky ones whose precious pets are handed in to a vet or authority you might get them back in your arms. Might. Because without a law to scan they can be rehomed in just 7 short days without any legal obligation to even check for a chip. Because I have witnessed on far too many occasions, scanners failing to detect a microchip that is screaming of the pet’s provenance beneath the scruff, but remains unheard due to a multitude of issues with the vital equipment used to identify them: The batteries are depleted, but still has enough power to appear operational but not enough power to allow the the chip to speak its truth; the scanner is not a universal scanner that is even able to detect all kinds of chips; the scanner has been given as a free, buy-my-company’s- chips enticement and is old and ineffective in picking up the chip signal before it switches itself off, especially if the chip has migrated from the implantation site. Because we have an industry that is far more interested in profit and sales of the chips, than ensuring the circle of reunification is closed by the crucial and consistent use of the tool that reunites. The scanner. The truth is this: if your pet does not return within a very short time window, the world closes it and our pets have very little chance of ever being identified again. They aren’t scanned for ownership because that requires time and effort – and time and effort is an expensive resource in business. Each pet’s chip number has to be checked against the registered ‘keepers’ details on the database. So many people think this is available on the scanner… that it pops up miraculously on the computer. It would be a miracle indeed as the technology is antiquated in every scanner type except one. The Halo scanner. Our holy grail of hope. This scanner alone is capable of displaying the plight of lost pets because it downloads the data of their chip numbers. This has been my focus as time has robbed me of my Clooney. If the Halo was used across as many vets as possible* then my boy might get his voice at last.

We all must absolutely insist on routine scanning of our pets at every consult, with every animal, every time. Please tell your vets of the Halo scanner. We can’t have this volume of loved, precious, irreplaceable members of our family just disappear without a trace. It must be a collective responsibility to demand that this is not allowed to happen to them. Because it is happening…. And there will be more slipping away from us every single day.

We need to get vocal please.

In the words of Emeli Sande,

“You’ve got the words to tell the Nation….
But you’re biting your tongue,
You’ve spent a lifetime stuck in silence,
Afraid you’ll say something wrong,
If no one ever hears it how we gonna learn your song?

So come on, come on

You’ve got a heart as loud as lightning
So why let your voice be tamed?
Maybe we’re a little different
There’s no need to be ashamed
You’ve got the light to fight the shadows
So stop hiding it away
Come on, come on

I wanna sing, I wanna shout
I wanna scream ’til the words dry out
So put it in all of the papers,
I’m not afraid
They can read all about it
Read all about it, oh

Oh 💔

Clooney, male seal point Siamese now age 7 years. Neutered, microchipped, from Norwich, Norfolk.
Missing 4 years.

Please share and shout Come on. 🐾🐾🐾🐾 xxxx

*provided they register the scanner and use it with the data. So far less than 20% have been registered. 😔 Why? It doesn’t cost anything but gives us back everything. Our family. 🐾😸



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